Treasure in Recycled Art
RECYCLED ART is about creatively transforming the purpose of recyclable materials into innovative pieces of art and thereby contributing to a cleaner environment and nature conservation. Recycled art is a specific type of creative work made from discarded materials. So this could be anything from plastic to tires to cans or discs or scraps of cloth. The movement toward environmental conservation is big, now stretching over several different mediums.
As long as the materials used in the new art work were discarded, there’s really no limit to what can be used and what the pieces can look like. They can vary from large scale to miniature, from two-dimensional pieces to three dimensional. It’s a growing movement but, though it’s popularity has surged recently, it isn’t an entirely new concept.
Gilbert Calderon Angeles is a Post-Consumer Waste Artist, a new breed of artists who use post-consumer wastes to create beautiful artworks. Plastic pollution is a big and serious environmental issue facing the country and the whole world. Our ocean needs help. Gilbert Angeles uses shredded plastic sachets in his artwork to create awareness on the adverse effect of plastics or single-use packaging.
Gilbert Angeles’ artworks create value out of waste. This advocacy connects well with his belief that with increased environmental awareness, behavioral and attitudinal changes will follow. People will sort, collect, and become more responsible with their garbage.
It hopes for a sense of urgency, for society to change its ways, and move towards a society free from single plastic use. He quipped “Acceptance of our own responsibility for actions that lead to environmental degradation is the first step towards climate change adaptation and environmental recovery”.